Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Letter to the editor- teacher residency

Last week, Buffalo school boaed member Catherine Nugent Panepinto, no relation to Ted Nugent Panepinto, said the city should do away with residency requirements for teachers. Panepinto said the city should instead "encourage" potential teachers to "want to live in Buffalo".

You might remember the last time Panepinto was in the news. Before her district issued laptop computer was to be checked for abuse violations, she went out and had it professionally "scrubbed". Thus, the public never got the chance to see all the naked midget wrestling websites Panepinto had visited. Panepinto is pandering to former city residents, now living in the suburbs trying to get their kids teaching jobs in the city. There are no shortage of qualified city residents looking to teach in Buffalo. If a person doesn't want to live next door to the poor, why would we hire them to teach the poor? School board president Ralph Pornandez could not be reached to comment on this story.

Don’t make exceptions for city residency rule
April 20, 2010, 12:30 am

In response to School Board Member Catherine Nugent Panepinto’s request to consider using incentives to persuade employees to live in the city, how about this for incentive: You get to keep your job! A rule is a rule. The exceptions are ridiculous. If school employees get an out, so should everyone.

Cindy Becker
Town of Tonawanda

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